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Poster: lobster12 Date: Jun 9, 2011 10:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: speaking of theatrical shows...

anyone in LA been to the Prince shows at the forum? I think he's doing something like 20 nights when it's all said and done. I saw the setlist and the guy did 5 encores totaling about 16 or so songs including "Whole Lotta Love" by Zep. I can't say I'm a huge Prince fan but I hear his live show is great. Just curious if this set of shows is any good.

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Poster: dark.starz Date: Jun 9, 2011 11:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: speaking of theatrical shows...

My girlfriend was all smitten on him back in the 80's and even though i personally own - zero - of his work i have witnessed his work and have to say that he is a gifted guitar player. He announced a couple of shows at the Coliseum last month 2 days prior and they sold out in minutes.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Jun 9, 2011 12:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: speaking of theatrical shows...

A long time ago I saw him do his 1999 and Purple Rain tours in LA. One of the greatest performers I ever saw - right up with Springsteen and Marley in my book. It looked like he can still do it from videos I saw in YouTube land, but unfortunately, the powers that be removed them. His shows are generous and free-wheeling.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Jun 9, 2011 2:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: speaking of theatrical shows...

but The Forum is awful - haven't set foot in there since my very last GD show in 1989

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Poster: polarized blue Date: Jun 9, 2011 3:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: speaking of theatrical shows...

Been a fan of him probably since 1999 and Purple Rain, never seen him live, but would love to. I've paid a listen to most of his releases and purchased several as well as listened to lots of mp3 from his website. He is awesome, very gifted in music and stage presence.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Jun 9, 2011 1:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: speaking of theatrical shows...

I was never a big fan until a year or so back when I stumbled upon aud recodrings of his huge run at the Wembley O2, and those are some amazing shows. The first set of one particular night - I believe it is night two - was an homage to great Brit-rock of the 70's Come Together>Whole Lotta Love>(some Rockpile song.

These are great tapes, and he is a suprisingly fun & inventive guitarist - maybe the only guitarist I've ever heard besides David Bromberg who can make me laugh out loud.

He played a tiny club right up the street from my house last week, but of course it was huge secret until after the fact. I would have paid some real money to see that show.

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Poster: high flow Date: Jun 9, 2011 11:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: speaking of theatrical shows...

My cousins went. They said it was a rockin' good time. Given the opportunity, I'd gladly attend.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jun 9, 2011 11:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: speaking of theatrical shows...

For the doubters:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifp_SVrlurY

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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Jun 9, 2011 11:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: speaking of theatrical shows...

I also never bought into Prince in his hey-day except for a blues tunes or two.What did totally sell me for him as an accomplished guitarist was seeing and hearing him rock his
Telecaster like I've heard nobody play like that for a long time.I think it was a buch of award shows that happened to be farely grouped together.Granted it was just a few tunes but you could tell were his talent was just pouring out. The early stuff I was not into at all. Purple Rain was a worthy effort.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jun 9, 2011 11:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: speaking of theatrical shows...

I don't know what bugs me more - Jeff Lynne or Paul Schaffer.

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Poster: high flow Date: Jun 9, 2011 11:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: speaking of theatrical shows...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rv0_7IUM9dI

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jun 9, 2011 12:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: speaking of theatrical shows...

Go ahead - kick my ass.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cv5FwzRBc_Y

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Poster: dark.starz Date: Jun 9, 2011 1:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: speaking of theatrical shows...

" I don't know what bugs me more - Jeff Lynne or Paul Schaffer. "

I get the Paul Schaffer thing, have you ever watched the "Concert for George" DVD that Eric Clapton produced on the one year anniversary of the passing of George Harrison?

Even if ELO is not your cup of tea, it provides an interesting perspective into the musicianship of Jeff Lynne. And if you still feel strongly about Lynne, the performances by Ravi & Anoushka Shankar, Joe Brown, Jools Holland, Tom Petty, Billy Preston, Ringo, Paul, Eric and Georges son Danny are well worth the price of admission.

http://www.concertforgeorge.com/

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jun 9, 2011 1:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: speaking of theatrical shows...

well he must have something going for him to be included in Travelling Willbury's although i assumed it was mostly his production creds. But nah, never got the ELO thing AT ALL

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Jun 9, 2011 5:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: speaking of theatrical shows...

Oh I love Jeff and ELO. I can even tolerate the Xanadu stuff. Ha